The transition to motherhood: towards a broader understanding of perinatal distress

Rallis, Sofia, Skouteris, Helen, McCabe, Marita and Milgrom, Jeannette 2014, The transition to motherhood: towards a broader understanding of perinatal distress, Women and birth, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 68-71, doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.12.004.

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Title The transition to motherhood: towards a broader understanding of perinatal distress
Author(s) Rallis, Sofia
Skouteris, Helen
McCabe, Marita
Milgrom, Jeannette
Journal name Women and birth
Volume number 27
Issue number 1
Start page 68
End page 71
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-03
ISSN 1871-5192
Keyword(s) Anxiety
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Summary A substantial body of research has focused on maternal perinatal mood and wellbeing, with the focus predominantly being on depression, and to a lesser extent, anxiety. Perinatal maternal stress has also been investigated recently, but to a far lesser extent. The present paper questions whether the term 'perinatal distress' accurately captures the range of challenges experienced by women during the perinatal period, when the scope of 'distress' is limited to the experience of depression and anxiety alone.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.12.004
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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